Air Force Water Polo Travels to Hawaii for WWPA Championships
The 18th -ranked Falcons will be competing in the Western Water Polo Association Championships in Honolulu, HI, hosted by Chaminade University, Nov. 17-19. The league's top eight teams will not only battle for the WWPA title, but also gain the conference's automatic NCAA tournament berth. By winning all three games at the WWPA Championships, the team earns a trip to Malibu, California, for the 2000 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championships hosted by Pepperdine University, Dec. 2-3.
Air Force finished its regular season with a 9-6-conference record and a 12-12 overall record. The following is the Falcons' roster for the WWPA Championships:
Head Coach: Jeff Ehrlich
Road To the NCAA Tournament- Selection Process for the Championship Game
The 2000 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship will be a four-team, single-elimination tournament (four games), with a loser's bracket to determine places three and four. The Eastern Water Polo Association, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the Western Water Polo Association will provide automatic qualifiers. The remaining team will be selected at-large without geographical restrictions. The following criteria will be utilized (not necessarily in preferential order): won-lost record versus teams selected or seeded above the team being considered; head-to-head competition; end-of-season results (strong or weak finish); and results against common opponents. Once the teams are selected, the NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee will seed the four teams.